Planting a tree is a lifetime investment. Yet, according to the International Society of Arboriculture: 80% of trees planted today by “professionals” are planted incorrectly. We follow ISA tree planting guidelines to make sure your trees are properly planted. Our certified arborists can help you decide which tree is the right tree for the specific location on your property for long-time beauty, pleasure, and benefits.
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Cabling and Bracing

If branches or tree trunks need additional support, our professional arborists may be able to install cables or bracing rods. If cables or braces are installed, they must be inspected regularly. The amount of added security offered by the installation of support hardware is limited. Not all weak limbs are candidates for these measures, but we know when and where these techniques are appropriate.
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Trimming (Pruning)

Trimming is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Landscape trees require a high level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Trimming should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper trimming can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree’s life.
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Trimming young trees is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. Trees that receive the appropriate pruning measures while they are young will require little corrective pruning when they mature.
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Pruning Techniques

Specific types of trimming may be necessary to maintain a mature tree in a healthy, safe, and attractive condition. 
Crown Cleaning: is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, weakly attached, and low-vigor branches from the crown of a tree. 
Crown Thinning: is the selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown. Thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape. 
Crown Raising: removes the lower branches from a tree in order to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas. 
Crown Reduction: reduces the height or spread of a tree, often for clearance for utility lines. Compared to topping, reduction helps maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree.

Hiring an Arborist

Trimming large trees can be dangerous often involving working above the ground or using power equipment. A professional arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary to improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees and can provide the services of a trained crew, with all of the required safety equipment and liability insurance.

Tree Removal

Our primary passion is tree preservation, but the removal of hazardous and undesirable trees is sometimes necessary.
Tawa Tree has the experience and knowledge for the safe and timely removal of even the most “impossible” trees. Our arborists are trained in the art of rigging and crane removals. We have multiple aerial lift trucks (one with the capacity to reach over 75 feet!) but try to use smaller equipment (when possible) with lower weight and wider tires to ensure minimal impact to the surrounding area. We sometimes build plywood roads to minimize potential turf damage from equipment.
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Stump Removal, Grinding, and Cleanup

When we remove a tree, the stump goes with it! We'll grind the remains of a stump, haul away the shavings, and cover the area with premium topsoil. We'll leave your property as clean or cleaner than we found it!
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